Geneviève Lalonde takes bronze in 3000 metre steeplechase

Geneviève Lalonde finished third in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the Pan Am Games in Toronto.

Moncton native Lalonde ran a time of 9:53:03 in her race at the Pan Am Games

Bronze medal winner Geneviève Lalonde, of Canada, left to right, silver medal Shalaya Kipp, of the USA, and Ashley Higginson, gold medal winner pose for photos after running in the women's 3000m steeplechase final during the athletics competition at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/Canadian Press)

Geneviève Lalonde finished third in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the Pan Am Games in Toronto. 

The Moncton native raced with a time of 9:53:03 on Friday night.

She was close with Tatiana Da Silva of Brazil for the third place spot, when Da Silva tripped over a steeple.

American Ashley Higginson won gold with a time of 9:48.12 and Shalaya Kipp, also from the U.S. took silver in 9:49.96.

Lalonde is having a strong season so far. She has qualified for the world championships, which will take place in Beijing this fall.

Lalonde hopes to race as a member of team Canada at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.